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Finance Director – London

Job Type:       Permanent, Full-Time

Our Client is an International Experiential Agency. It has an impressive reach and works with worldwide brands.

They are looking for a Finance Director to join our growing London office and oversee the complete finance function of the UK business.

Reporting to UK Managing Director, London based,  and Group Finance Director ( based in Europe)

Key Responsibilities of the Finance Director:

  •     Oversee the Finance function of the UK business to deliver consolidated management and statutory accounts;
  •     Prepare and manage company budgets for UK and report to HQ;
  •     Oversee company cash flow and forecasting;
  •     Line Manage and develop the full-time Finance manager, providing guidance and support as required;
  •     Oversee the tax affairs of the company, ensuring full compliance and minimising the company’s tax liability;
  •     Act as a senior management advisor on commercial issues including agency, client, supplier and personnel contracts
  •     Work with the client services team on revenue forecasting and targets;
  •     Oversee the financial management software package , and optimize its performance in the provision of management information
  •     Reporting to global office on monthly P&L; and forecast updates
  •     Provide useful and timely financial information enabling management to make informed business decisions;
  •     Manage company procurement activities including client procurement team relationship
  •     Provide guidance on foreign currency budgeting and payment scheduling
  •     Prepare financial and management reports for board meetings and on an ad hoc basis;
  •     Input into business strategy – growth and profitability targets
  •     Manage statutory audit and client audit of accounts
  •     Implement and continuously review robust financial processes and controls to ensure smooth turnaround of month end figures;
  •     Reviewing monthly payroll and working with HR on salary forecasting;
  •     Ad hoc related duties as required.

Requirements for the Finance Director:

  •     Recognised accounting qualification with minimum 5 year’s post-qualification experience in marketing services agency;
  •     Detailed and up-to-date understanding of financial legislation and best practice;
  •     Demonstrate positive relationships with client procurement departments
  •     Contract negotiation experience
  •     Pan European/Global project financial management experience
  •     Excellent business acumen and experience as a senior management advisor;
  •     Strong experience with financial software ( preference – Concept CIS);
  •     Demonstrable experience establishing and managing financial processes;
  •     In depth understanding of marketing communications industry, preferably experiential/live events sector;
  •     Strong initiative and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision day to day;
  •     Excellent organisation and time-management skills;
  •     Strong communication and presentation skills;
  •     Experience in negotiating with senior clients
  •     Experience managing payroll.
  •     Leadership ability & business partnering

Salary: £75,000 –87,500 per annum (depending on skills and experience)

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